This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo about technology.
Ok, so we are into the 21st century, and we are sitting at the top table in the age of technology, so surely, technology will slowly start to take over everything, right? Well, this was the thought process around ten years ago, but it seems that technology cannot replace everything.
In this post, we are going to be looking at some of the things that technology has tried to replace but failed miserably on its journey. Some of the things we talk of today may surprise you, more than that; they may actually even inspire you.
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Things Technology Cannot Replace
Why Technology Is So Important
The first thing we should address before we get into this post is that technology is now becoming an incredibly important part of survival in modern times. While many years ago, all forms of technology were seen as luxuries, those days are long gone, and now we have learned that tech helps us to thrive.
While there are technological creations that we can not live without, there are many solutions that have tried to muscle out things of old and failed on their journey. In the next section, we are going to be looking at a few examples of these things.
The Beauty Of The Board Game
Over the last 20 years, there have been so many companies that have tried to conquer the world of board games, and while many have tried, it seems all have failed.
Yes, there are a few board games out there that require the aid of a little technology, but for the greater part, most board games have stood the test of time. Monopoly is still causing moderate family riots all over the world and Pictionary is still one of the world’s most popular party games.
The truth is, board games are yet again gaining more popularity, and this is actually thanks to technology. For scrabble, enthusiasts, tools like unscramble are working wonders for pre-competition practices, and the internet has even managed to give a whole new life to chess. So, it seems that no matter what technology may try, board games will never be a thing of the past.
Yet again, while technology has given us many solutions when it comes to artwork, it has failed to place any harm on the passion that is producing art.
At one point there were companies out there developing incredible pieces of tech to allow you to draw on using your PC or Mac, they failed to make the impact they desired, and now they are popular within a small graphic design community.
The truth is, artists will never give up their brushes, pencils, and paints, they offer too much to a piece of work. Art is personal, and when we involve technology, it takes that personal touch away. Art requires blemishes, and without them, it loses its meaning, so while places like YouTube may be encouraging a new generation of artists, we are happy they are driving them to the paper and away from the keyboard.
Rachel is an Austin blogger, educator, mom, wife, young breast cancer survivor writing about health, saving money, and living a happy life in Austin, Texas.
Rachel has written for HuffPost and Hometalk and has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, and CBS Austin.